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Queensland Parliament passes amendments to the Queensland Retirement Villages Act 199926 Oct

In recent weeks Hynes Legal has maintained a close watch on the changes proposed in the Housing Legislation (Building Better Futures) Amendment Bill 2017 (the Bill).

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Home care packages not meeting assessed needs and demand according to Government report22 Sep

The Government has recently released a data report detailing the operation of the new home care system and national prioritisation process.

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Senate Bill seeks to introduce mandated ratio of skilled staff to care recipients for all Australian aged care facilities 08 Sep

Senator Derryn Hinch introduced the Aged Care Amendment (Ratio of Skilled Staff to Care Recipients) Bill 2017 to the Senate this week.

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Julie McStay announced as featured speaker at Health Metrics World Conference 201723 Aug

Julie, one of Australia’s leading legal practitioners in the aged care and retirement living sector, will appear at the Health Metrics World Conference.

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Common management rights misconceptions08 Aug

Bush lawyers abound out there in strataland.

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Recent FWC decision provides no relief for aged care and community service providers06 Jul

The Fair Work Commission has ruled that additional flexibility in part-time rostering is not necessary in order for aged care and community service providers to meet their obligations under the NDIS.

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Hynes Legal listed as leading law firm in Doyles Guides Leading Health and Aged Care Firms - Queensland 201729 Jun

Hynes Legal listed as a tier one firm in Doyles Guide’s “Leading Health and Aged Care Firms – Queensland, 2017.

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Non-compliance with industrial laws just got 15% more expensive25 May

The value of the Federal Penalty Unit is set to increase by approximately 15% from 1 July 2017.

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Budget incentives to encourage downsizing – do they go far enough?18 May

In last week’s budget, the Government announced measures aimed to encourage older Australians to downsize. The Government has stated the intention of the incentive is to help free up property supply for younger families (which we suspect is to try and ease pressure on housing prices).

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Hynes Legal listed in Best Lawyers List for 2017/1807 Apr

Hynes Legal is proud to announce that three of the firm’s team members have, once again, featured in The Best Lawyers in Australia for 2017/18.

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